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Port Captain Introductions: Brian Jacobs & Sharon Hing Jacobs

Authored by Cindy Badley
May 1, 2023

     Let's welcome newly appointed Port Captains Brian Jacobs & Sharon Hing Jacobs for Bay City, Mich. (H-61)! They have been boating since about 1976, starting with a Pierson Renegade 27-foot sailboat. They joined the GLCC in 1979 because they were sailing to Georgian Bay for a couple of weeks. In 1980, they and another couple bought a new Hunter 37-foot cutter rig sailboat which they continued to sail locally in Saginaw Bay and two weeks in Canada. When the other couple decided they wanted to do other things, Brian and Sharon bought them out. They continued to sail and raise two boys who also loved the trips to Canada. They joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary, went on patrols and taught boating classes.

     They retired in 2013 and spent more time sailing, going to the Rendezvous and rallies. By 2019, they decided they needed more creature comforts. They sold their Hunter 37-foot (after almost 40 years with the same boat). They bought a 2010 Hunter 45-foot and have been cruising that ever since. Since they now spend a fair amount of time on their boat in Bay City, they would like to help fellow cruisers enjoy what Bay City has to offer.

     Brian and Sharon live in Davison, Michigan, just east of Flint, and berth at the Bay City Yacht Club. Give them a holler when you're there!